On the eighth date of URBA Top 12, Alumni got a hit in Benavídez against Newman by 19 to 18 and got into the top four of the tournament.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon if he experienced a spectacular rugby climate where two of the candidates to win the championship faced each other. The locals came from a string of triumphs against important rivals, such as SIC and Hindú, and the visit came from a tough defeat against Torcuato. Since the first ball of the match was put into play, “el bordó”, he made better use of the spaces and cornered those from Tortuguitas in his ingoal.
With a devastating scrum he generated a yellow in the visitor’s front row and scored the first try of the match. Despite its solid start, Alumni they woke up and playing a vertical game and on channel one and two, scored the tries that put them ahead in the result. Mariano Romanini was decisive, with a great defensive contribution but supporting two of the three tries, and marked the way to victory.
The beginning of the second half was a mirror of the first. Newman he put a lot of pressure and intensity and managed to score points to get closer on the scoreboard. At 17 minutes a flash of hope appeared for the local through its wing, Justo Ortíz Basualdo, and brought his team closer to one of the tie. But after much friction and penalties on both sides, Manuel Ceppi he took a red card and made the comeback even more impossible.
Alumni managed to calm the game and take an important victory in Benavídez. With this valuable victory, Alumni He is seven points from the top of the tournament and by the ninth date he will have another tough match against CUBA. While NewmanDespite the defeat, he is second in the URBA TOP 12 and will face next week Pucara in Burzaco.
NEWMAN: 1. Alberto Porolli, 2. Marcelo Brandi, 3. Mariano Urtubey, 4. Tomás Ureta, 5. Alejandro Urtubey, 6. Jerónimo Ureta, 7. Miguel Urtubey (C), 8. Beltrán Gurmendi, 9. Lucas Marguery, 10 Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada, 11. Jerónimo Ulloa, 12. Tomás Keena, 13. Felipe Freyre, 14. Justo Ortíz Basualdo, 15. Juan Daireaux
Changes: ST 4 ‘Miguel Ángel Prince for Alberto Porolli, 16’ Florencio Llenera for Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada, 18 ‘Manuel Ceppi for Beltrán Gurmendi, 22’ Juan Bilotte for Felipe Freyre, 23 ‘Luciano Borio Peñaloza for Mariano Urtubey.
Coaches: Alfredo Cordone, Marcelo Torres and Javier Urtubey.
ALUMNI: 1. Ezequiel Oliva, 2. Juan Garri, 3. Nicolás Frene, 4. Ignacio Milou, 5. Juan Anderson, 6. Ignacio Etchegoyen, 7. Mariano Romanini, 8. Tobías Moyano, 9. Tomás Passerotti, 10. Tobías Wade , 11. Segundo Gaviña, 12. Franco Battezzati (C), 13. Tomás Corneille, 14. Alejo Gonzáles Chávez, 15. Máximo Provenzano.
Changes: PT 10 ‘Sebastián Sosa for Ignacio Etchegoyen, 20’ Ignacio Etchegoyen re-entered for Sebastián Sosa, 39 ‘Gonzalo Martín for Franco Battezatti. ST 12 ‘Santiago Ambroa by Tomás Passerotti, 14’ Santiago Alduncin by Juan Patricio Anderson, 17 ‘Sebastián Sosa by Maximiliano Oliva, 22’ Manuel Mora by Ignacio Etchegoyen.
Coaches: Santiago Van der Ghote, Nahuel Neyra and Rodrigo Jimenez Salice.
FIRST TIME POINTS: 11 ‘try by Beltrán Gurmendi and conversion by Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada, 13’ try by Mariano Romanini and conversion by Tobías Wade, 23 ‘try by Tomás Corneille, 36’ try by Mariano Romanini and conversion by Tobías Wade, 43 ‘penalty by Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada.
Partial result: 10-19
POINTS SECOND TIME: 8 ‘penalty by Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada, 17’ try by Justo Ortíz Basualdo
Final result: 18-19
WARNINGS: PT 10 ‘Nicolás Frene (A). ST 7 ‘Máximo Provenzano (A), 14’ Mariano Romanini (A)
EXPULSION: 22 ‘Manuel Ceppi (N).
REFEREE: Damien Schneider
BASKETBALL COURT: Newman.